Linking Words - Definition, Examples and Exercises

 Linking Words - Definition, Examples and Exercises



Linking Words



1- Linking Words Explanation in English:


- We use Linking words to connect ideas and sentences when we speak or write English. We can use linking words to give examples, add information, sequence information, give a reason or result, or to contrast .

2-Linking Words Uses:


A- Linking Words for Adding Information:



As well as – And – In addition – too – Also–Furthermore – moreover – in addition to–Apart from – Besides

C- Ideas are often linked by and , separated by a comma only (,) , except the last thing before the word and.

3- Linking Words Examples :

👉 They talked about theater, music and education.

D- links words expressions of reason :

Because – as – since- because of –due to–Owing to – As a result of–Due to the fact that

 Examples:

👉  As it was raining , we stayed at Office


👉  She stayed in bed because she was ill.

E- linking words expressions of result : 


That’s why – that’s the reason why–So – therefore – Consequently



Examples:

👉  It was raining so we stayed at home .


👉 I didn’t have enough money; consequently I didn’t buy a car.


F- linking words expressions of sequence ideas : 

Firstly – secondly – finally – the following–The latter – the former – lastly–The first point is

G- linking words expressions of contrast ideas : 

However – but – while – unlike – in spite of–Although – despite – nonetheless – whereas

 Examples:

👉 Although I went to the theater , it was closed


👉 We went to the theater , however , it was closed

👉 They went to the theater , but it was closed

Contrast
Examples
But
I speak French .but , I don’t

write it

Yet
I speak French . yet , I don’t

write it
However
I speak Arab .however , I don’t

write it
Even if

Even if I speak French, I don’t

write it
Even though

Even though I speak French, I

don’t write it
Although

Although I speak French, I

don’t write it
Though

Though I speak French, I

don’t write it



Addition
Examples
And
I speak English and

Arabic
Too
I speak English and

Arabic too
As well
I speak English and

Arabic as well
Furthermore
I speak English

furthermore I

write it
Moreover
I speak English

moreover I write it
Not only
I speak not only

English but Arabic

too
In addition to this
I speak English, in

addition to this I

write it
See also : 


👉 Linking Words Exercises:


Linking Words-Grammar Quiz



  1. We talked about music , theater-----education

  2. and
    also

  3. -----------it was raining, I still went to the gym

  4. However
    Although

  5. ------- I speak French, I don’t write it

  6. Even if
    and

  7. ----- I speak French, I don’t write it

  8. Though
    also

  9. I speak French and English------too

  10. also
    too

  11. I finished the homework. It, ------, wasn't easy.

  12. however
    as well as

  13. I stayed in home ------ it was raining

  14. because
    so

  15. he was cold, he went for a long walk.

  16. in addition to
    Although

  17. We went to the theater ,------ , it was closed

  18.  however
    but

  19. I speak French . ------ , I don’t write it

  20. yet
    but

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